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High adventure classroom offered in Jackson Hole

JACKSON, Wyo. — Middle school and high school students are learning in a totally different type of classroom this summer.

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Jackson ski areas report very good year

JACKSON, Wyo. — The oldest and the largest ski resorts in the state enjoyed a strong winter 2013-14, both of them boasting historic numbers.

April 27, 2014 1:54 pmLoading…
Wyoming town ‘cowboys up’ to deal with landslide threat

Wyoming town ‘cowboys up’ to deal with landslide threat

JACKSON, Wyo. — Just a few years after Thomas Ralston moved to town, a chimney fire burned down his home. Last month, he was driving when a 3,000-pound boulder fell from a mountain onto the roof of his brand new truck.

April 27, 2014 1:03 pm Photos

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Even in peak ski season, Aspen has some freebies

Even in peak ski season, Aspen has some freebies

DENVER — A trip to Aspen during peak ski season is going to set you back some cash. But even those who can afford the posh Colorado mountain town will enjoy checking out what’s free, from high-altitude adventures to creature comforts.

December 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Boise offers moderate climate, plenty of recreation opportunities

Boise offers moderate climate, plenty of recreation opportunities

BOISE, Idaho — Boise has long been dubbed the “City of Trees,” a nickname that always catches newcomers by surprise given the city’s high-desert climate and summers with little or no rain.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Guest opinion: Fire seasons are starting earlier, lasting longer

In early May, as my plane banked on approach to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., a plume of smoke fanned out below from Banning Pass. The fire that time was the Summit fire, a bad enough blaze — about 3,000 acres burned, one house destroyed, two firefighters injured — but one tha…

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Billings artist creates relief sculptures of Montana ranges

Billings artist creates relief sculptures of Montana ranges

The jagged peaks of the Beartooth, Crazy, Bridger and Absaroka mountain ranges all converge on a lawn in Billings.

June 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Khaled Hosseini's new book is another tear-jerker

Khaled Hosseini's new book is another tear-jerker

KHALED HOSSEINI

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You don't have to be Spider-Man to go canyoneering

You don't have to be Spider-Man to go canyoneering

SALOME CANYON, Ariz. — I was about to follow a man I’d just met through a sweltering desert, into the crevices of a canyon, over wet boulders, down a waterfall, through a bone-chilling creek, down rock faces and up through the desert again.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation CEO extends contract

MISSOULA — The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's board of directors has given its president and CEO a five-year contract extension.

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Park Service pays $16M in 2nd phase of Teton land deal

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The National Park Service on Friday completed the second phase of its purchase of what is supposed to eventually total just over two square miles of state land inside Grand Teton National Park.

December 28, 2012 4:49 pmLoading…

Grand Teton 1-way road plan draws opposition

JACKSON — A proposal by Grand Teton National Park to turn a two-way road into a one-way route is causing alarm among Teton County officials and others who say it would be a bad idea for tourism and traffic management.

October 17, 2012 4:02 pmLoading…
Latino kids learn about Grand Teton National Park

Latino kids learn about Grand Teton National Park

JACKSON, Wyo. — Twelve-year old Daniel Guevara had never been to Grand Teton National Park. The Jackson seventh-grader didn’t know what he’d find there, he said, didn’t know where to go.

September 01, 2012 11:55 pmLoading…
Infamous Montana 'mountain man' denied parole

Infamous Montana 'mountain man' denied parole

DEER LODGE — Montana officials on Friday rejected parole for a notorious "mountain man" who abducted a world-class athlete in 1984 to keep as a wife for his son, who shot her during a rescue attempt and then left her to die.

April 27, 2012 7:30 am Photos

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Spring wildlife migrations under way in Tetons

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK — Elk, moose, bison and other animals have begun their spring migrations toward their summer ranges in Grand Teton National Park and surrounding National Forest Service land.

April 13, 2012 7:55 pmLoading…

Snow King ski area OK for historic list

JACKSON — The cable used for the first rope tow on Snow King was purchased from an oil drilling company in Casper and ran through a narrow cut in the forest up the west side of the ski area.

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Pole Mountain unit closed to shooting on March 31

LARAMIE — The Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest is closed to shooting starting March 31 and continuing through Sept. 10.

March 23, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…
Powell teen snowboarder returns to mountain

Powell teen snowboarder returns to mountain

POWELL, Wyo. — In the moments of early dawn, Brooke Nisley runs around the track at Powell High School. She runs alone, in the stillness of wintry mornings, watching as the world around her awakens.

March 01, 2012 7:15 pm Photos

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Grand Teton National Park sees accidents decline

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK — Grand Teton National Park reports a decline in collisions involving wildlife and vehicles last year compared to the year before.

February 03, 2012 5:05 pmLoading…
U.S. gray wolves rebound but still face uncertain future

U.S. gray wolves rebound but still face uncertain future

ATLANTA, Mich. — After devoting four decades and tens of millions of dollars to saving the gray wolf, the federal government wants to get out of the wolf-protection business, leaving it to individual states - and the wolves themselves - to determine the future of the legendary predator.

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